Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 01 Sep 2014, 21:14

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Kellogg's Essay 3 Strategy for a reapplicant

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 10 Nov 2004
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Kellogg's Essay 3 Strategy for a reapplicant [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2005, 15:11
Dear Linda,

I currently live in Brazil, work in a top management consulting firm and decided to take a chance last year in two BS, Kellogg (R2) and Columbia (regular decision, applied only in late february). I ended up being wait listed in Kellogg, after a waived interview with an alumni and later an very awful phone interview two days before the final decision was rendered.

The feedback from Kellogg was that I could benefit from another year of experience (I will have 3,5 years of working experience in August 2006).

I have decided to write new Essays except the Essay 2, which was pretty good last year. In the Essay 4, I chose new questions (Ethical dilemma and i wish ..., detailing my role as Student Association president during my undergrad course, besides the mandatory 4F ).

I would like to understand how Kellogg works with reapplicants. Does the evaluator reads your previous essays or only the comments and final decision of the Office of Admissions? In the Essay 3, I was trying to leverage some histories that I told in the last application, mentioning them and linking it with the new histories that I will tell this year. What do you think?

Best regards,
Fabio
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4817
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 336 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
Re: Kellogg's Essay 3 Strategy for a reapplicant [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2005, 23:18
Expert's post
fabiojung wrote:
Dear Linda,

I currently live in Brazil, work in a top management consulting firm and decided to take a chance last year in two BS, Kellogg (R2) and Columbia (regular decision, applied only in late february). I ended up being wait listed in Kellogg, after a waived interview with an alumni and later an very awful phone interview two days before the final decision was rendered.

The feedback from Kellogg was that I could benefit from another year of experience (I will have 3,5 years of working experience in August 2006).

I have decided to write new Essays except the Essay 2, which was pretty good last year. In the Essay 4, I chose new questions (Ethical dilemma and i wish ..., detailing my role as Student Association president during my undergrad course, besides the mandatory 4F ).

I would like to understand how Kellogg works with reapplicants. Does the evaluator reads your previous essays or only the comments and final decision of the Office of Admissions? In the Essay 3, I was trying to leverage some histories that I told in the last application, mentioning them and linking it with the new histories that I will tell this year. What do you think?

Best regards,
Fabio


Fabio,

I am not sure of Kellogg's procedure vis a vis the old application of reapplicants. The Businessweek Forum has a representative from Kellogg responding to questions. I suggest you ask her if they have access or automatically review your old application.

If they don't automatically review your old application along with your new application, then linking to the old essays is not a good idea. It causes the adcom to go out of their way to look up your old app, and some may not appreciate it. If they will automatically review your old app, it is a good way to go.

One tip: Considering the feedback you got, I think you should focus this application on responsibility and growth during the past year. That doesn't mean you can't mention anything you did previous, but the emphasis should be on recent achievement, especially in your professional essays.

Please let me know what Kellogg says.

Good luck!
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 10 Nov 2004
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2005, 18:23
Linda,

thank you for your kind advice. From the answer of the admissions (see bellow), I will not refer to the previous essays, but rather add condensed paragraphs with the most important messages of the previous stories I have told.

I understood your advice about responsibility and growth and I am giving this spin in the essays this year.

Thanks for your answer.
Best regards,
Fabio
____________________________________________________________

Fabio,

I understand that you would like to understand how your previous
application is reviewed as part of your second application to
Kellogg. While we do refer to your first application when reviewing your
second one, it is not read from cover-to-cover, rather used as more of a
reference point. We do refer back to it when reviewing your candidacy to
Kellogg. The Admissions Committee members will have access to this
application.

It is best not to refer back to it, but you may feel it essential to
re-state points made in your first application when you start answering
questions in your second application. If you need further clarification,
please let me know.

XXX
Associate Director, Admissions
Kellogg School of Management
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4817
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 336 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2005, 13:38
Expert's post
fabiojung wrote:
Linda,

thank you for your kind advice. From the answer of the admissions (see bellow), I will not refer to the previous essays, but rather add condensed paragraphs with the most important messages of the previous stories I have told.

I understood your advice about responsibility and growth and I am giving this spin in the essays this year.

Thanks for your answer.
Best regards,
Fabio
____________________________________________________________

Fabio,

I understand that you would like to understand how your previous
application is reviewed as part of your second application to
Kellogg. While we do refer to your first application when reviewing your
second one, it is not read from cover-to-cover, rather used as more of a
reference point. We do refer back to it when reviewing your candidacy to
Kellogg. The Admissions Committee members will have access to this
application.

It is best not to refer back to it, but you may feel it essential to
re-state points made in your first application when you start answering
questions in your second application. If you need further clarification,
please let me know.

XXX
Associate Director, Admissions
Kellogg School of Management


Thanks for getting back to me.
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
waitlisted re-applicant to Kellogg - what to do for essays? roguex 0 31 Dec 2011, 21:24
kellogg essay #3 gmat2gmat 7 19 Dec 2007, 19:16
Kellogg 3rd Essay mailtheguru 3 31 Dec 2006, 11:52
Kellogg Essay 3 - Assessment GMATcram 3 16 Dec 2006, 06:26
Experts publish their posts in the topic Kellogg Essay 3 Strategy for a reapplicant fabiojung 2 20 Nov 2005, 16:20
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Kellogg's Essay 3 Strategy for a reapplicant

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.